Dental Hygienist in United States

at a Confidential Company

Healthcare / Medical
Healthcare / Pharmaceutical
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Dental Hygienist Job Description

*Dental hygienists help to prevent dental decay by cleaning patients' teeth and providing them with education about how to care effectively for their teeth and gums, and the affects of diet on oral health.

Duties and Responsibilities

*Providing dental health education about tooth care and diet;

*Removing plaque and calculus by scaling and polishing teeth;

*Taking impressions and/or dental radiographs of teeth;

*Applying prophylactic/antibacterial materials, fissure sealants and topical fluorides to help prevent tooth decay;

*Carrying out screening and monitoring procedures;

*Treating and helping to prevent gum disease;

*Ensuring that sterile conditions are maintained;

*Offering advice and encouragement to patients;

*Working closely with and under the instruction of dentists;

*Using a range of dental instruments;

*Keeping up-to-date with new developments within the profession maintaining patient dental records.

Skills and Specifications

*Good eyesight and manual dexterity skills are essential, as is the ability to maintain concentration for lengthy periods of time.

*Having a mature, friendly, confident and caring manner is important.

*Possession of appropriate personal characteristics such as effective interpersonal, communication, teamwork and listening skills.
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